Legal Practice Council calls for nominations of Provincial Council members

January 31st, 2019
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By Kgomotso Ramotsho

The Legal Practice Council (LPC) has called on all practising legal practitioners to nominate members for the Provincial Council (PC). The PC notice is given in terms of regs 3 and 4 of the regulations made under s 109(1)(a) of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 and r 16(9) of the amendment to r 16 as gazetted in GenN812 GG42127/21-12-2018.

The notice released by the Chairperson of the LPC, Hlaleleni Kathleen Dlepu, states that each attorney must only nominate an attorney and each advocate must only nominate an advocate. Legal practitioners are urged to visit the election website at: https://lpcprovincialelections.co.za and follow the onscreen prompts to make nominations, each practising legal practitioner is entitled to nominate one practising advocate or attorney depending on their professional status to stand in the provincial election.

Eight provinces, namely the Eastern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, North West and the Western Cape will have a total of ten PC members consisting of six attorneys and four advocates, while Gauteng province will have 12 provincial council members consisting of eight attorneys and four advocates. The inaugural provincial election nomination process commences on 29 January at 9am and will close on 22 February at 4pm.

Kgomotso Ramotsho Cert Journ (Boston) Cert Photography (Vega) is the news reporter at De Rebus.